Make leaders accountable

2011-09-26 20:08

Johannesburg - Pressure needs to be put on African governments to account for commitments they made to their citizens, continental development body the African Monitor (AM) said on Monday.

"We want to mobilise people across the continent to push for a focus on economic opportunities," AM president Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane said.

The monitor felt citizen activism was not "spirited enough" in Africa to push for policy change. It wanted citizens to popularise commitments African governments had made and ensure they acted on them.

"People must ensure that money is spent where it supposed to be... and track what is happening," he said.

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